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Nickolaus A. Pacione

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The Hitchhiker's Wanderings
By Nickolaus A. Pacione
Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Last edited: Saturday, November 10, 2007
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a short story that was inspired by an urban legend.

Author's Introduction:
             I am pleased to announce that my short story The Hitchhiker's Wanderings is accepted on the website,  The Alchemy Post.    I wrote this story originally for the contest anthology about Urban Legends.   I wrote this one seeing if I can do a character driven horror story without the gore.  I have the ability to go either way here after writing this story.   This story is published on a website which also published an author I have a great respect for,  Joseph Armstead,  so with that being said I am quite honored to be picked up by this magazine too. 
            The story was written in Decemeber of 2005,  and it was produced in a matter of days and it was about the length of House of Spiders and the new Science Fiction story, Flying Cigars.  I am currently shopping this one around as I speak, but this other story I wrote is published on  a site by a fellow author on AuthorsDen.  The story was one of those that I never thought I would be able to capture what I was capable of doing without the gore,  but this one has the eerie results.  I would love to actually go back and make this story into a novella when time allows, but I am quite pleased that this one got published on the site that I have linked up. 
            This one falls into the territory of some of my other Gothic horror stories but the difference is quite telltale here.   I wanted to do a story that didn't have much vulgarity behind it.  It was something I wanted to do more to have something my sister would be able to read of her older brother's work.  The magazine with this story on it has folded so I am going to make the link available for people to buy The Writings Collected: Vol 2 since this is available in there or you can grab up Issue Three of The Ethereal Gazette because it is in there,  you can grab issue three from  Pay no mind to the tags that a particular shithead editor put there in fact I've been boycotting any of the titles he put out there.


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Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 6/20/2006
Stumbled upon your Den by chance and I must say that I'm glad that I did. Great writes you have Nicko!

God bless,

Reviewed by Robert Montesino 5/13/2006
Without doubt an interesting write...keep em coming! I could see you doing something like "The Motorcycle Diaries" if you wanted to take this further!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/10/2006
Excellent story, Nickolaus; nice to see you back here! You have been missed! Well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 5/9/2006
Nick, we believe we have had the pleasure to read this one before from you. It appears that you might have improved it even more, it is fantastic Urban-Legend-Story, very much enjoyed the goosebumbs :0)
Birgit and Roger

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